|Died||18 May 1941 (aged 78)|
|Fields||economics, sociology, history|
|Institutions||University of Breslau|
Frederick William University
Life and work[change | change source]
Sombart was born in Ermsleben, Harz. He was the son of Anton Ludwig Sombart, a rich liberal politician, industrialist. Werner studied at the universities in Pisa, Berlin, and Rome, learning both law and economics. In 1888, he received his Ph.D. from Berlin.